Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:42 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: R&B
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | © Universal Motown

One of the most celebrated and commercially successful artists of Motown’s catalogue, Marvin Gaye’s prolific songwriting yielded a number of massive hits. 1971’s What’s Going On remains one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 20th Century popular music. Rolling Stone included Gaye both in its list of “The Greatest Singers of All Time” and “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

5 stars out of 5 — “Greatest protest album ever made? Most stirring soul-music symphony? Yes and yes. And then some.” – Rolling Stone

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 landmark recording, What’s Going On, revolutionized music history. The brilliant concept album featured politically charge anthems tackling themes of urban decay, environmental issues, police brutality, unemployment and poverty. The album not only topped the Billboard R&B charts, it was featured on countless “Best of” lists including Spin magazine, Q magazine, Mojo and NME. The album ranked #6 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” The album received high regards from Billboard, the Chicago Tribune, The Observer, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Slant Magazine, Uncut and Q. Included were the monster hits, “What’s Going On” and “Inner City Blues.”

01. What’s Going On
02. What’s Happening Brother
03. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky)
04. Save The Children
05. God Is Love
06. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
07. Right On
08. Wholy Holy
09. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
10 God Is Love (Mono – Single Version)
11 Sad Tomorrows (Single Version)
12 What’s Going On (Mono – Single Version)

About the Mastering: Mastering was completed by Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound NYC, using the original masters from the Motown Records vault. The masters were played on a modified Studer A820 with Wolke Butterfly heads and converted to digital at 192khz/24bit resolution using the DCS 904 converter and Sterling’s proprietary mastering systems. As always, the most direct signal path was maintained throughout the mastering process.


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